Apple released the iOS 6 update yesterday which came with a whole host of new features for iOS users. The update has finally ditched Google Maps in iOS and in its place are Apple’s own Maps. Siri has also been equipped with a number of new functions and there’s a tighter Facebook integration.
The iOS hacking community seems to have waited rather anxiously for the update. It appears that they started their jailbreaking efforts as soon as the update was released and have been able to bag a sizeable win – they have already jailbroken iOS 6 on iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS and 4th-gen iPod Touch.
While this is good news for the users of aforementioned iOS devices, those tooling more recent Apple devices, precisely the ones based on A5 chips, will have to wait more. The iOS 6 jailbreak has been accomplished by iPhone Dev-Team and it hasn’t given a hint as to when it may eventually be able to jailbreak the update for A5 chips.
There’s also the question of iPhone 5 which will be making use of A6 chips. We can expect that it would be a significant amount of time before iOS hackers are able to jailbreak the device.